Principal Secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Nripendra Misra, has put down his papers. As per an official, the Prime Minister has requested the 1967-Batch officer to continue for two more weeks.
The Uttar Pradesh cadre officer was the former Chairman of Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) and has served as a regulator from 2006 to 2009.
Accepting the resignation, Modi has tweeted:
After serving the PMO assiduously and diligently for over five years and making an indelible contribution to India’s growth trajectory, Shri Nripendra Misra Ji will be embarking on a new phase of his life. My best wishes to him for his future endeavours.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 30, 2019
On the other hand, former cabinet secretary Pradeep Kumar Sinha, a 1977-Batch Uttar Pradesh-cadre IAS officer, who superannuated on Friday has been appointed the officer on special duty (OSD) in the Prime Minister’s Office.
Rajiv Gauba, 1982-Batch officer of Jharkhand cadre, took over as India’s cabinet secretary on Friday replacing Sinha.